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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Leicester Tigers

by Jim O'Connor, 2011-08-23

Last week, Leinster's five-game winning streak against their biggest rivals was ended by an excellent second half fight-back from Munster. Losing by a point in Thomond Park is of course no disgrace, but Leinster will rue that they let an 11-point half-time lead slip away. True, they got nothing off the very poor referee Andrew Small in the second half, but they didn't make things easy on themselves either.
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Match Report: Munster Rugby vs Leinster Rugby

by Yvonne Kelly, 2011-04-04

Form goes out the window in derbies and in none more so than those between inter-provincial rivals Leinster and Munster. So often we hear that it's down to whoever wants it more. Looking at the league table it would seem that should have been Leinster. We're fighting it out with Ulster, Ospreys and Cardiff for the three remaining top four places - with Munster already looking good for the top spot.
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Match Preview: Munster Rugby vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2011-04-01

For the third season in a row, in a fixture specifically requested by the IRFU, Leinster and Munster meet in April, the week before the knock-out stages of European competition commence. It's a savvy piece of scheduling by the blazers, as this match is the closest thing the Magners League has to offer in terms of European intensity. Both teams have done well out of the arrangement in the last two seasons, both winning their respective quarter-finals the following week; Munster beating Ospreys and Northamption, Leinster beating Harlequins and Clermont.
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Match Preview: Newport Gwent Dragons vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2011-03-25

With the Six Nations over, it's now all Leinster for the rest of the season with no more interruptions from those pesky men in green. Overall it was a disappointing championship for Ireland but at least they finished with a great win and performance against England. Now attention will switch to the Heineken Cup quarter-final against Leicester in the Aviva stadium which is coming up in two weeks time. However Leinster have to concentrate on the Magners League for now because the race for the top four is getting hot.
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Weekly Preview: Six Nations Preview 2011 - Weekend Five

by Jim O'Connor, 2011-03-18

In what's been a pretty grim tournament all round in terms of quality and entertainment, the last half hour of the Italy - France match went some way towards restoring our faith in the Six Nations Championship. Up to that point, it hadn't been a great match and France looked on their way to a comfortable if unconvincing win. However when Andrea Masi scored his try, the game came to life and it was fantastic to see the joy on the faces of the Italians at the end.
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